Anti-nicotine campaign, the WHO: this is Why smokers should the Corona-crisis to Stop use

With a view to according to the WHO, increased risk of a serious disease with Covid-19 for smokers, the world has started health organization in a campaign against the nicotine addiction.

Who wants to give up Smoking, think of the pandemic with the Coronavirus and is the perfect incentive to Quit, said the WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in Geneva on Friday.

With the campaign, WHO wanted to give as many people as possible among the world’s approximately 1.3 billion smokers access to therapies and a digital contact by the name of Florence for advice and help. 60% of people would be interested in your Addiction to quit, it said.

The Initiative will be launched in Jordan and in the next few months, the world rolled out. Jordan was one of the countries with lots of smokers, especially among young people, said Princess Dina Mired of Jordan, President of the International Union against cancer (UICC).

With all the drama of the Corona pandemic, you’ve brought at the same time, important Lessons for other medical challenges, said Tedros. This applies particularly to the global solidarity, which would also be in the research of new antibiotics is helpful.

The growing resistance of germs against currently available antibiotics is a “Tsunami in slow motion,” said the WHO chief.

“If we do not act quickly and sustainably, we risk an end-time scenario, in the ordinary injuries and illnesses, the great Killer.”

Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa)

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